Feb 22, 2014

A counter-attack that failed to work

India paid a heavy price for directionless bowling and some sloppy catching in the first innings. “Our mistakes in the first innings cost us ...

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A counter-attack that failed to work

India paid a heavy price for directionless bowling and some sloppy catching in the first innings. “Our mistakes in the first innings cost us ...

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No ho-hum, this McCullum!

With Brendon McCullum instilling belief and providing vision, New Zealand has displayed greater character and consistency in recent times, ...

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Milestone man

Goal-setting and perseverance have always been part of the Sangakkara way of life, writes Arun Venugopal. There is a real risk of not ...

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The Jesse conundrum

Jesse Ryder has this habit of riding back into troubles. News comes out that he and Doug Bracewell are under investigation for breaking the ...

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Re-structure the domestic calendar

The plethora of tournaments in India does pose several problems and hence it becomes imperative for the BCCI to reflect on whether some ...

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Pray, what unspeakable wrong has he done?

Ted Corbett sympathises with Kevin Pietersen, the superstar who has been turned into the world’s best paid victim. They tell me — those ...

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A pot of gold at the end of the Karnataka rainbow

The morning session of the second day virtually decided the Ranji Trophy final in Karnataka’s favour. V.V. Subrahmanyam reports. Dream ...

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The neutral pitfall

It was not a sight which any cricketer or an official would like to see again — empty stands on all five days of the Ranji Trophy final between ...

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Boys to men

What was unique about Maharashtra, the runner-up in the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy, was its hunger to win. “This group is fearless. The reputations ...

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Ready for the next challenge

Once India clinched the tie on the second day, the Chinese Taipei team did not have the stomach for further fight and the players surrendered ...

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Organisation — the two sides of it

Long before Yuki Bhambri set the tone for a 5-0 victory in the Davis Cup tie against Chinese Taipei, it was the school children who stole the ...

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Unwise spending

In the recent transfer window, vast sums were paid for certain stars, little or nothing for players of lesser renown, writes Brain Glanville.

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Soldado has to prove his worth

Roberto Soldado, Tottenham and Spain striker, will be determined to prove he can make it at the highest level though after failing to make the ...

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‘It is not about winning’

Chris Evert, who spent 260 weeks at the top of the women’s rankings, feels that women’s tennis has become more global with players emerging ...

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‘it’s been great for me’

Sunderland’s excellent recent run has coincided with Adam Johnson rediscovering the kind of form which prompted Manchester City to make a bid ...